Transnational Organized Crime

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According to Jay Albanese organized crime is a continuing criminal enterprise that is rationally working to produce profit through illicit activities based on demand, where its existence is kept through force, threats, and corruption (Albanese 2004). When looking at transnational organized crime, we are looking at crimes that involve crossing national borders and individuals who work within more than one country to complete illicit business endeavors. I argue that political and systemic issues as well as outside influences leave weaker governed countries more exposed to the risks of transnational organized crime. I will be exploring four different areas related to this topic in order to understand why these countries experience an…show more content…
These advances have made national borders more permeable and allowed for an increased movement of people and goods, this suggests that no country is safe from the incidence of transnational crime (Finckenauer 2005). In comparison to even ten years ago, goods and services are moving much faster across national boundaries and businesses are having much more contact with other countries than ever before (Finckenauer 2005). This gives criminals the ability extend their reach internationally in supplying the public with their desires. It however makes the work of law enforcement difficult because boarders obstruct the law through difference between countries, this only creates opportunities for criminals especially when laws and enforcement differ and lessen between countries (Bjelopera & Finklea 2012). The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime suggest that in connection to nation building national security hinders the ability of a country to protect its sovereignty. National policies and protection can no longer be provided by each specific territory alone because as it stands sovereignty in these countries only protect those who perform criminal acts as they are protected by boundaries from outside forces. It is for this reason that the UN suggests that trans-border intelligence sharing and law enforcement has become essential (UNODC 2007). I propose this
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